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Your News Walker out to make Oakham proud
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Oakham captain Charlie Walker is happy to take the underdog tag ahead of tomorrow’s Daily Mail RBS Schools final.

As he took to the pitch for pre-match photos on Tuesday, Walker spoke to RFU.com about the biggest day in the schools’ rugby calendar.

“It’s going to be a huge honour to play at Twickenham. I can’t wait. I think we’ve sold over 2,000 tickets and with lots of family and friends, we will be going out hoping to make everyone proud.”

Despite winning the U18 Cup title in 2002 and 2003, Oakham will begin Wednesday’s final as underdogs, a position that Walker believes will give his side an added edge.

“We faced St Josephs in the quarter finals who were apparently favourites, which I think got a lot of the lads more involved in the game and if anything, more up for it. I know there are a few Harlequins and Wasps players involved with Whitgift tomorrow and I’m sure they will put up their best fight, but hopefully we can come out victors.”

Walker will come up against fellow England age grade player Elliot Daly whose try against France in only his second England U18 appearance was succeeded by a string of scores against Wales, Ireland and South Africa in 2010. Walker commented on Daly,

“Elliot’s moved to thirteen for the game and I’m sure he will be looking for his trade mark outside breaks and we will be looking to cut him down early. But it’s not just him we will be looking out for. He will kick the penalties if we concede them but they have Herbie Butler and George Merrick who will be looking to cause trouble up front. We’re not really looking to target anyone we will just stick to our game.”

Daily Mail RBS Schools final, Wednesday April 6.

U15 Vase Final

Saffron Walden County High School v Harrogate Grammar School, 1100

U15 Cup Final

Truro School v RGS High Wycombe, 1230

U18 Vase Final

St Georges College vs. Solihull School, 1400

U18 Cup Final

Oakham School vs. Whitgift School,1530

To purchase tickets, please call the Ticket Office on 020 8831 6666. Adult £7/Junior £4/Family (2 adults, 3 children) £17

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